How Does A SSL Certificate Works ?
- A browser attempts to connect to a website secured with SSL.
- The browser requests that the web server identify itself.
- The server sends the browser a copy of its SSL Certificate.
- The browser checks whether it trusts the SSL Certificate. If so, it sends a message to the server.
- The server sends back a digitally signed acknowledgement to start an SSL encrypted session
- Encrypted data is shared between the browser and the server and https appears.
SSL Frequently Asked Questions
What is SSL?
Can I secure multiple sub domains with a single Certificate?
So with a single certificate issued to *.yourdomain.com you could protect:
We also provide wildcard certificates include: Geo Trust True Business ID wildcard Certificates and Rapid SSL Wildcard certificate.
Can I see which Certification Authorities have their own Trusted CA root present in browsers?
You will then see a dialog box presenting a list of all Certification Authorities who own their own Trusted CA roots (you can examine the root certificate by double clicking it.
GeoTrust owns the Equifax root (Equifax Digital Certificate services became GeoTrust in 2001). RapidSSL.com’s RapidSSL product owns its own root. RapidSSL.com uses a different Equifax root
I have changed my server, or moved to a dsifferent provider; how do I move the certificate?
Is there a limit to the number of certificates I can order?
What are the benefits of using an SSL certificate for my website?
- Authentication Server.When you have a secure socket layer, you are protected as well as your customers. Server – which is basically another name for a computer that stores information about your web site to be viewed by customers and others – must have a digital SSL certificate.
- Personal communication.Encryption used by secure socket layer will encrypt useful data, such as credit card numbers, addresses and other payment information. Only the right receiver – one with the encryption key. This means that you have a private communication channel. If someone else tries to intercept the information, it would seem pointless..
- Customer trust.This is a very important benefit to have a SSL certificate. This assures customers that you take appropriate steps to protect their personal information.
What happens after I purchase an SSL certificate?
Which SSL certificate do I need?
- SSL Certificate
This Certificate is a certificate that provides initial level validation and authentication simple for visitors / customers your website. This certificate is suitable for you who need an SSL certificate to create a secure site quickly and simply.
- Web Server Certificate
This certificate of insurance and provide more comfort to the visitors / customers your website. In addition to securing data transferred between the web server with a website visitor’s browser, the certificate also ensures your coRp rate identity to website visitors so that visitors have more confidence.
- Wildcard Server Certificate
SSL certificates to secure sub-domains in large quantities, more efficient, easier settings. If you need to secure multiple subdomains SSL certificate you then this is the right choice for you.
- SSL web server certificate with EV
SSL is used when a visitor types have input sensitive data such as credit cards, PIN numbers, etc. that require extra security. When using this type of SSL, the browser address bar turns green and shows the name of related organizations that has been verified.
What is a certificate signing request or CSR?
Can I try an SSL Certificate before purchasing?
I lost my private key. Can I get my certificate reissued for a new one?
Who can get an EV SSL certificate?
Can I apply for an EV certificate as an individual?
Do I Need to Create a New CSR to Renew My SSL Certificate?
Do I Need to Install a New Certificate even if I am Only Renewing My Existing Certificate?
If you need to update this information you can do so during the request process. Note that if any of your organization’s information has changed (location, etc.) you may need to provide new documentation to verify the changes. You should also change the information in the CSR.
How to Renew my Certificate?
- Generate a new CSR if needed.
- Log into your SSL provider Management Console.
- Search and click the Renew option for the certificate you want to renew and complete the renewal request. After you complete the renewal request, SSL providers will perform a quick cross-check verification. If your organization´s information was changed in the CSR, you may need to provide new documentation to verify the changes.
NOTE: Certificates can be renewed up to 90 days before expiration. The renew button is not available until 90 days before your certificate expires.
- Once approved, the renewed certificate is sent to the certificate contact in an email. You can also download the renewed certificate in your SSL provider Management Console.
- On your server, install and configure the new certificate. We recommend that you make sure the new certificate is installed and configured properly before you uninstall your old certificate. This way if there is a problem with your new certificate or if there is a delay in getting your new certificate installed your sites are still secure.
- Once the new certificate is correctly installed and you have verified that it is working correctly you can remove your old certificate. It´s a good idea to create a backup of the certificate before you remove it as a precaution. Note that we don´t recommend removing the original system-generated self-signed certificate. This can cause you server to become unstable (especially with Windows servers).
Refund Policy We are not able to refund SSL certificate purchases. Once the order form is completed and the SSL certificate has been approved via the order confirmation link, the order is final and non refundable.